Lashing 101: State Licensing

One frequently asked question we receive here at Bella lash is, “Am I required to have a license in order to lash?”.

In most states, the answer is yes. You need a license under Cosmetology or Esthetics to perform eyelash extension services. A license is obtained by the state after attending the required amount of hours and passing any state tests. Bella Lash offers course certifications.

Below is a list of all 50 states, their license requirements, and websites to access any other information. It is recommended that you call and check with your state board for further verification.

ALABAMANo license
ALASKACosmetologist or Esthetician
ARIZONACosmetologist or Esthetician
ARKANSASCosmetologist, Barber, or
CALIFORNIACosmetologist or
COLORADOCosmetologist or Esthetician
CONNECTICUTEyelash Technician license or
DELAWARENo license required
FLORIDACosmetologist, full specialist, or facial specialist
GEORGIAMaster Cosmetologist or Esthetician
HAWAIICosmetologist, Barber, or Esthetician
IDAHONo license required
ILLINOISCosmetologist or Esthetician
INDIANACosmetologist or Esthetician
IOWACosmetologist or Esthetician
KANSASCosmetologist or Esthetician
KENTUCKYCosmetologist, Esthetician, Eyelash Extension Permit
LOUISIANACosmetologist or Esthetician
MAINECosmetologist or Esthetician
MARYLANDNo license required
MASSACHUSETTSCosmetologist or Esthetician
MICHIGANCosmetologist or Esthetician,4601,7-154-89334_72600_72602_72731_72864—,00.html
MINNESOTACosmetologist, Esthetician, or Eyelash Technician License
MISSISSIPPICosmetologist or Esthetician
MISSOURIThe state is unable to advise, no regulations found in state statutes
MONTANACosmetologist or Esthetician
NEBRASKACosmetologist or Esthetician
NEVADACosmetologist or Esthetician
NEW HAMPSHIRECosmetologist or Esthetician
NEW JERSEYCosmetologist or Esthetician
NEW MEXICOCosmetologist or Esthetician
NEW YORKCosmetologist or Esthetician
NORTH CAROLINACosmetologist or Esthetician
NORTH DAKOTACosmetologist or Esthetician
OHIOCosmetologist or Esthetician
OKLAHOMACosmetologist or Esthetician/Facialist
OREGONCosmetologist or Esthetician
PENNSYLVANIACosmetologist or Esthetician
RHODE ISLANDCosmetologist or Esthetician
SOUTH CAROLINACosmetologist or Esthetician
SOUTH DAKOTACosmetology or Esthetician plus 16 hours of eyelash extension training
TENNESSEECosmetologist or Esthetician
TEXASCosmetologist, Esthetician, Eyelash Extension Specialist, Esthetician/Manicurist(combination license; a manicurist cannot perform eyelash extensions), Cosmetology Instructor or Esthetician Instructor
UTAHCosmetologist or Esthetician
VERMONTCosmetologist or Esthetician
VIRGINIACosmetologist or Esthetician
WASHINGTON STATECosmetologist or Esthetician
WASHINGTON DCCosmetologist or Esthetician
WEST VIRGINIACosmetologist or Esthetician
WISCONSINNo license required/Salons are regulated
WYOMINGCosmetologist or Esthetician
***Information is subject to change. This chart has been made to the best of our knowledge.
Please be sure to conduct your own research for any further state licensure questions.***

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